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Edward Shanks Poems
- Song In Time Of Waiting
Because the days are long for you and me,
I make this song to lighten their slow time,
So that the weary waiting fruitful be
Or blossomed only by my limping rhyme. ...
- Sonnets On Separation Iv
Lovers that drug themselves for ecstasy
Seek love too closely in an overdose,
When the sweet spasm turns to agony
And the quick limbs are still and the eyes close. ...
- Sonnets On Separation I
The time shall be, old Wisdom says, when you
Shall grow awrinkled and I, indifferent,
Shall no more follow the light steps I knew
Or trace you, finding out the way you went, ...
- The Pursuit Of Daphne
Daphne is running, running through the grass,
The long stalks whip her ankles as she goes.
I saw the nymph, the god, I saw them pass
And how a mounting flush of tender rose ...
- Song: The Weed
My mother told me this for true
That there behind the mountains,
That wear the mists about their feet
And clouds about their summits, ...